Opportunities are opening for locals as the Darlington office from the Student Loans Company seeks to fill 150 positions included in a major recruitment drive.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has urged job seekers or those searching for a new challenge to consider advantage of the chance to work with the business, which supplies loans and grants to more than 2 million students each year.
He wants new recruits to join the 1,480 staff already based at Lingfield Reason for Darlington, the center of operations for the organization, which has a total of 8.5 million customers and manages an enormous loan portfolio of nearly 180 billion. of pounds sterling.
Applications for current vacancies, which include client advisor an incident manager positions, will close on April 30.
These roles include assisting people through their student funding journey by providing information, answering questions and dealing with student inquiries, in addition to being responsible for assessing and processing applications. eligibility and entitlement.
Darlington local Danny Howell, 26 (pictured left), is currently studying for an apprenticeship degree in software development after joining the organization in 2022. He said: 'I really wanted to develop and grow my knowledge and my skills, but with family commitments, I didn't think that was an option.
“Doing an apprenticeship with SLC is the perfect arrangement. I could go back to school, develop myself in a field that I am enthusiastic about, while continuing to earn a salary that my family relies on. Without this opportunity, I possibly could not have afforded coming back to full-time studies as a conventional student.
Mayor Houchen added, “The Student Loans Corporation is a vital organization that helps change people's lives, helping students invest in their future by pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
“It is an institution that has supported the location and its people for years, and with a established track record of proudly supporting its staff and their personal and professional development. These are quality positions that prepare people for a lifelong career.
Chris Larmer, Executive Director of Operations for the Student Loans Company, concluded, “It was a pleasure to welcome Mayor Houchen to our Darlington site, which plays an important role in processing education loan applications for about $2 million. of scholars every year.
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